Council Members

Mayor Louis Belland

During the winter of 2013, Louis was asked by many of the Ross Haven ratepayers if he would consider running for Council. In August 2013, Louis and his fellow Councillors were acclaimed to office. This will be the third term Louis has been on Council.

Louis and his family have been in Ross Haven since 1992. There are very few weekends Louis and family are not at the lake enjoying the outdoors summer or winter. If he is away it is because he is playing outside somewhere else.

Louis was an accomplished tradesman when another calling took him away. Since 2004, he has sought and accomplished many Safety designations; National Safety Construction Officer, Gold Seal Construction Safety Officer and Occupational Health and Safety Certificate through the University of Alberta.

Louis looks forward to working with all the residents of the Summer Village over the next four years using the knowledge and experience obtained from previous terms. Louis would like to work with the residents on issues such as managing parkways, land use bylaws and working with the Ross Haven Community League to make a stronger community with great community spirit that all residents can be proud of.

Councillor Noel Tetzlaff

I was raised on a farm in Strathcona County, east of Sherwood Park, near Ardrossan.

My wife, Patti, and I raised 5 children in Strathcona County, and we now have 9 grandchildren.

The majority of my working life was spent in the oil patch. When I retired 2 years ago I was Field Supervisor in the thermal heat treating sector for sour gas and nuclear plants.

Since retiring I have gone back to supervise a few shutdowns and my wife is waiting for me to “really retire”.

I enjoy golfing, fishing, boating, cards and video games.

Deputy-Mayor Jack Ruiter

Jack and his wife Nettie have lived as full time residents in Ross Haven since 2011. They enjoy golfing, boating, motorcycling and snowmobiling. Jack grew up with a love of the outdoors at his father’s side in northern Alberta.

Jack began his career in Agriculture after completing his education in 1974. Jack and his family have had the pleasure of being involved in many of Alberta’s rural and urban communities as his career progressed in the Ag sector. Currently Jack is the Trade Area Manager for UFA Cooperative Ltd in the Edmonton area.

This is Jack’s first term on council.

Jack looks forward to the next four years and is committed to provide good leadership and governance for the full and part-time residents of Ross Haven.